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  • Johannesburg (Joburg/Jozi) - the city at night.
Johannesburg (Joburg/Jozi) - the city at night.  © Nico Roets , License

Greater Johannesburg

Greater Johannesburg is South Africa's largest and most vibrant city and includes the former municipalities of Midrand, Randburg, Bedfordview and Sandton. It is a region that was built on gold. Gold had been found in the area as far back as 1853 but it was not until 1886 that anyone realized just how big the gold reserves were. By 1889 Greater Johannesburg had grown into a rowdy frontier town full of brothels, beer halls and gambling dens. In that year alone more than 630000 ounces were recovered from the reef. A visit to Gold Reef City Theme Park, a reconstructed gold mining village built around Crown Mines no.14 shaft, will give the visitor some idea of life in the region in the late 19th Century, and a trip can be taken underground down the mine shaft.

To the North of central Johannesburg lies Sandton City, a vast complex of hotels, shopping malls and banks all under one roof. This is, without doubt, the finest shopping complex in Africa and one of the world's finest shopping malls, with over 250 stores and shops gathered together under one roof. Sandton has become the new business centre of Greater Johannesburg as most of the big institutions have moved out of the old Johannesburg CBD. Sandton also boasts four nature reserves, two bird sanctuaries and five river trails. Entertainment in the area includes the Montecasino Leisure Complex in Fourways.

By far the fastest growing town within Greater Johannesburg is Midrand, once known as Halfway House. Midrand is situated just to the North of the N1 highway that circles Johannesburg and is bordered by Centurion in the North. Because of its position halfway between Johannesburg and Pretoria, Midrand has become the most attractive area for industrial and commercial development, and Africa's largest mall is planned to be built there in the near future. The whole of the rural area around Midrand is devoted to equestrian pursuits and there is a Lippizaner showground arena with regular shows of these famous horses. In the Kyalami suburb of Midrand is the famous motor racing circuit where regular meetings are held. There are bird sanctuaries in the suburbs of Glen Austin and Beaulieu. There are two film production studios on the Old Pretoria Road in Midrand.

The number of tourist attractions in Greater Johannesburg are too numerous to list all of them, and can be seen suburb by suburb. There are several live theatres including the large new Johannesburg Civic Theatre, numerous cinemas, helicopter trips, the Johannesburg Zoo, theme parks, craft markets galore, such as the Rosebank African Craft Market and flea markets in several different parts of Greater Johannesburg, including the Bruma Flea Market near Bedfordview. There are the Botanical Gardens, Nature Reserves like the one at Lone Hill, the mini town at Santarama, the Turffontein Race Course near Rosettenville, several bird sanctuaries and nature reserves, ice skating, musical fountains and a planetarium. There is sailing on the Emmerentia Dam, hiking on the Braamfontein Spruit or the Wilds, 4x4 and quad trails, horse trails and numerous museums, such as Museum Africa in the Newtown district. While you're in the area you might as well drop into the SAB World Of Beer. Johannesburg also houses many art galleries, including the Johannesburg Art Gallery in Joubert Park.

If you are visiting Johannesburg over the Easter holidays, then don't miss the excitement of the Rand Show at the National Exhibition Centre in Nasrec.

History and military buffs will enjoy a visit to the SA Museum of Military History in Saxonwald, near the zoo. And if old trains and trams are your thing, then you must see the collection of old public vehicles at the James Hall Museum of Transport, located beside the racetrack.

Greater Johannesburg is a city built on the earnings and expectations of gold. The people are fast go-getters, it is a city bursting with energy and with the whole world to offer the visitor. It is a city that cannot be bypassed.

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33 on First
Graded:
Sleeps 12 in 6 units
From R 474
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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33 on First

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Melville

Greater Johannesburg

33 on First Guesthouse is situated a stone's throw from the Bohemian suburb of Melville's famous 7th Street with its vibe atmosphere, pavement cafes, cozy restaurants, antique/vintage stores and cocktail clubs, we are in the perfect location to explore Jo

Apartment at 34 Columbine
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 475
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 4 adults max
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Apartment at 34 Columbine

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Randburg

Greater Johannesburg

The Apartment is a double story self catering fully equipped with linen and towels. It can sleep 4 persons. Downstairs it boasts an open plan kitchen - equipped with dishwasher, microwave, fridge opening on to the dining room area, a bathroom ...

Forest Cottage B&B
Sleeps 2 in 1 unit

Forest Cottage B&B

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Forest Town

Greater Johannesburg

Nestled in the leafy suburb of Forest Town, in a quiet and secure cul-de-sac with 24 hour security guards. Friendly and warm comfort offered by Annie and Chris Challis - this is your home away from home.

Gallo Manor Country Lodge
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From R 715
Per person, per night sharing
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Gallo Manor Country Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Gallo Manor

Greater Johannesburg

Nestled in the leafy Northern Johannesburg suburb of Gallo Manor, a lodge of distinction and style awaits you. Situated on the prestigious Johannesburg Country Club Golf Course minutes away from the heart of Sandton.

Grosvenor Inn
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Sleeps 24 in 11 units
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing
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Grosvenor Inn

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Bryanston

Greater Johannesburg

The bedrooms are spacious, beautifully furnished and each has a bathroom en-suite, DStv, under-floor heating, fans and easy access to tea/coffee facilities. The restaurant offers and excellent quality of home cooked meals. Full English breakfast ...

Homestay Travel Guesthouse
Guest Rating: 10
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From R 900
Per unit, per night
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Homestay Travel Guesthouse

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Little Falls

Greater Johannesburg

Homestay Travel Guesthouse provides both bed and breakfast accommodation and self catering accommodation in Roodepoort in Gauteng's Greater Johannesburg area. Located in the quiet suburb of Little Falls this bed and breakfast is conveniently situated clos

Klip-Els Guesthouse
Guest Rating: 9
Sleeps 26 in 10 units
From R 400
Per person, per night sharing
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Klip-Els Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

Greater Johannesburg

It is situated near large shopping centres, 20km from downtown Jhb and is a 20-30 minute drive from both Jhb International, and Lanseria Airports. Accommodation - 4 double rooms with private bathrooms.

Marle' Lodge
Guest Rating: 9.6
Graded:
Sleeps 12 in 5 units
From R 750
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Marle' Lodge

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Alberton

Ekurhuleni - East Rand

Marle' Lodge has 11 double en-suite rooms all beautifully finished in matching African theme. Two of the rooms have an inter-leading door to cater for families who wish to stay together. All rooms have 53 cm colour TVs with dstv. Five of...

Kingstone Villa
Guest Rating: 9.8
Sleeps 4 in 1 unit
From R 650
Per unit, per night
* Rates may vary according to season

Kingstone Villa

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Constantia Kloof

Greater Johannesburg

Kingstone is a Self Catering Flat set in a quite cul de sac at 7 Adam Tasman Place, Constantia Kloof, Florida, West Rand, Gauteng, South Africa.

Rivonia Premier Lodge
Graded:
Sleeps 100 in 50 units
From R 720
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 2 adults max
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Rivonia Premier Lodge

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Rivonia

Greater Johannesburg

Rivonia Premier Lodge is strategically located in Sandton, north of Johannesburg, with easy access to major highways. Situated in a quiet cul-de-sac with a large rambling garden. Guests can relax on the pool deck and enjoy a swim...

The Oasis Boutique Hotel
Guest Rating: 10
Graded:
Sleeps 28 in 14 units
From R 1200
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 2 adults max
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The Oasis Boutique Hotel

Hotel / Boutique Hotel Accommodation in Rivonia

Greater Johannesburg

The Oasis Boutique Hotel (owned by Grayham and Anita Beazley) offers travellers the opportunity to relax and unwind in safety and style. The Oasis Signature Hotel visitors 11 luxurious rooms in which to relax and unwind. Located near ...

Acacia House Executive Suite
Sleeps 3 in 1 unit
From R 565
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 3 max (2 adults)
* Rates may vary according to season

Acacia House Executive Suite

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Kelvin

Greater Johannesburg

Acacia House Executive Suite is an exclusive private suite, comprising accommodation for a single business professional or a couple. Situated in Kelvin, a peaceful boomed suburb of Sandton, Acacia House is close to Sandton...

Rockridge Manor Bed & Breakfast
From R 650
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Rockridge Manor Bed & Breakfast

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Randburg

Greater Johannesburg

Rockridge Manor is a bed and breakfast establishment situated in Fairland, Johannesburg. Architecturally designed in raw brick, wood & glass and atriums to blend with the garden of indigenous trees and rock.

Glenda's Guest Suites
Graded:
Sleeps 32 in 11 units
From R 700
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Glenda's Guest Suites

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Midrand

Greater Johannesburg

Set in the tranquility of the enclosed and secured equestrian estate, Beaulieu, Midrand. Upmarket, attractive accommodation at reasonable prices. Designed for the corporate and equestrian markets, but suitable also for private use, our comfortable...

Forest Town Guest Cottages
From R 350
Per person, per night sharing
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Forest Town Guest Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Forest Town

Greater Johannesburg

Forest Town Guest Cottages situated in Forest Town in Johannesburg. These attractively and comfortably furnished villas are self-contained, separate and private, 1- and 2-bedroom villas to suit families, the business traveller and tourists.

Villa Lugano Guesthouse
Guest Rating: 10
Graded:
Sleeps 18 in 11 units
From R 1000
Per unit, per night | Sleeps 1 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Villa Lugano Guesthouse

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Johannesburg

Greater Johannesburg

Villa Lugano Guesthouse is an exclusive Mediterranean styled luxury 4 Star and an AA Quality Assured Superior graded guest house ideally situated in Mulbarton in South Africa's City of Gold, Johannesburg. Situated close to the Camaro Street....

Littlefields Luxury Self Catering Suite
From R 475
Per person, per night sharing | Sleeps 5 adults max
* Rates may vary according to season

Littlefields Luxury Self Catering Suite

Self Catering Apartment, Flatlet Accommodation in Randburg

Greater Johannesburg

Modern Luxury Self Catering Suite in Olivedale (Non Smoking) with:Separate Entrance. Smoking Section Outside Secure High Wall with Safe Parking. In Safe Boomed off Area. Marble and wooden floors. Combined Lounge Kitchen with Full DSTV (including ..

Hoopoe Haven Guest House
Guest Rating: 10
Graded:
Sleeps 46 in 12 units
From R 360
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Hoopoe Haven Guest House

Bed & Breakfast Accommodation in Fourways

Greater Johannesburg

Hoopoe Haven Guest House offers secure, affordable three star Bed and Breakfast and AA highly recommended self-catering cottages and luxury tented camps near Fourways.

Hoopoe Haven Self-catering Cottages
Sleeps 63 in 10 units
From R 360
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

Hoopoe Haven Self-catering Cottages

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Fourways

Greater Johannesburg

Hoopoe Haven situated in beautiful Chartwell, Gauteng. It is a place to relax and unwind in the peace and quiet of the countryside. There's variety of self-catering accommodation available to suite groups from 1 person to 50.

The Paddocks
Sleeps 7 in 2 units
From R 815
Per person, per night sharing
* Rates may vary according to season

The Paddocks

Self Catering House, Cottage, Chalet Accommodation in Midrand

Greater Johannesburg

Set in the tranquility of the enclosed & secured equestrian estate of Beaulieu, Midrand, is 'The Paddocks'. An up-market, two bedroom, self-catering cottage at affordable prices. Peace and tranquility as well as magnificent views...

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